Formloom 3 redirect problem


(Barrie McDermid) #1

Hi, I seem to be having a few problems with the internal links in my sites.

The first is my downloads page http://www.thepunctuationshow.com/downloads-page/ when the user logs in, I have set the page to redirect to this page - http://www.thepunctuationshow.com/downloads-page/free-downloads/, but the redirect doesn’t work when either when I set using the internal link, or paste the page url directly into the plug in settings. Please someone you suggest what I’m doing wrong?

All emails from the form are reaching me okay; it’s just the redirect.
Regards

Barrie

The form is as above and it should redirect to http://www.thepunctuationshow.com/downloads-page/free-downloads/


(Greg Schneck) #2

why not just do a redirect in htaccess instead of RW? (Assuming you really do want a redirect… you don’t want the user to see the first page at all?)


(Barrie McDermid) #3

How do you do that? Is there a tutorial?


(Greg Schneck) #4

Well, I hope we are talking about the same thing here… I’m still not sure… but… if you need to do an actual redirect of one url to another (so you don’t lose external links to your old page) the best thing to do is search the web for “htaccess redirect” and learn how to implement them. You basically simply edit the htaccess file on your server (or create one if there isn’t one) with the proper redirect.

For example:
Use an ftp app or the editor in your site control panel. Make sure you can see “invisible files” and look for .htaccess.

ALWAYS MAKE A COPY OF HTACCESS BEFORE EDITING (In case something goes wrong) !!!
You then just edit the file adding the redirect. The simple redirect looks like this:
Redirect 301 /myfolder/report1.html http://www.mysite.com/myfolder/newreport.html

Anyone asking for the first page with automatically be sent to the second url.


(Barrie McDermid) #5

Thanks for the reply. I think it was just due to the PHP version on the server.